Efésios 1

1 PAUL, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the Holy who are at Ephesus, faithful in Christ Jesus:

2 Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly heights in Christ,

4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world to be holy and spotless before him in love.

5 He predestined us to recognition as sons to himself through Jesus Christ according to the kindness of his will,

6 to the praise of his glorious grace which he bestowed on us in the Beloved,

7 in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our sins, according to the wealth of his loving kindness

8 which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and understanding.

9 He has made known to us the mystery of his will according to his grace which he purposed in him

10 for the government of the fullness of the ages, to bring to unity all things in Christ, both things in the heavens and things on the earth.

11 In him we were predestined according to the plan of him who works in all things according to the purpose of his will,

12 and we were made God's heritage in order that we might bring praise to his glory \'97 we who first have fixed our hope on Christ.

13 In him you also, after hearing the message of the truth, the good news of your salvation, and putting your faith in him, were sealed by the promised Holy Spirit,

14 which is the pledge of our inheritance in anticipation of the full redemption of God's own people to the praise of his glory.

15 For this reason I also, since hearing of your faith in Jesus and your love to all the saints,

16 never cease giving thanks for you when I mention you in my prayers,

17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father most glorious, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of himself,

18 enlightening the eyes of your heart, that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the glorious wealth of his inheritance in the holy,

19 and what the surpassing greatness of his power toward us who believe according to the inworking of his vast might,

20 which he put forth in Christ when he raised him from the dead and made him sit at his own right hand in the heavenly heights,

21 far above every archangel and authority and power and lordship and every name that is named not only in this world but also in the world to come.

22 He put all things under his feet and placed him as head over all for the church,

23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.